2 hrs ago | Truthdig
One of the suspects in the killing of a British military drummer last week saw a friend "literally sliced to pieces" when they were both teenagers.
6 hrs ago | Daily Kos
Never a stickler for the truth , the embattled right wing talk show host--who once boasted of his power to command "confiscatory" ad rates --is now claiming that those long minutes of silence during his ad breaks are something the network does deliberately: Dead Air began advertising in earnest on the Rush Limbaugh Show immediately following his ... (more)
10 hrs ago | OpEdNews
GOP Congressman Stephen Fincher is on a mission from God. He wants to drastically cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as food stamps, for 47 million of our poorest citizens.
When he talked about the need to shut down Guantanamo, he said: "Look at the current situation, where we are force-feeding detainees who are holding a hunger strike.
Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Edward Markey is holding a 12-point lead over his Republican competitor Gabriel Gomez, according to a poll released on Thursday.
Thirteen years of supersized earthquakes, such as Friday's magnitude-8.3 in Russia, have contaminated GPS sites around the world, a new study finds.
BOLD NE A school district in Hot Springs, S.D. held a mock emergency drill based on an imaginary threat letter that said, "things dear to everyone will be destroyed unless continuation of the Keystone pipeline and uranium mining is stopped immediately." "The [Keystone and mining] opponents are about as non-violent bunch of people as you can ... (more)
Gisele Mata of Whittier, California, never considered herself a political activist.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, offering something of a self-endorsement on Thursday night at Iowa's annual Polk County GOP fundraising dinner: "We should look to our states, to our governors, to our state legislative leaders to show the pathway we take not only in our states but in our country to move forward," the Wisconsin governor told more than ... (more)
Remember the phrase "good union job"? In contrast to the contingent fragile world of retail, service and fast food, a good union job is the sort union coal miners have.
Syria's civil war has inspired some in Congress and in the media. Stupidity or insanity? Some people don't learn from past mistakes.
In Massachusetts, what's been a relatively lackluster campaign to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry is heating up.
A horrifying murder took place Wednesday afternoon, in South East London. Two men in their 20's attacked and beheaded a British soldier with a machete-style knife.
In the furious fallout from the revelation that the IRS flagged applications from conservative nonprofits for extra review because of their political activity, some points about the big picture Consider this our Top 6 list of need-to-know facts on social welfare nonprofits , also known as dark money groups because they don't have to disclose their ... (more)
Some of the world's wealthiest corporations - utilizing secretive tax havens backed by powerful governments - are siphoning billions of dollars of potential revenue from the very same poor countries that foreign investment is so often said to be helping.
The axe has come down in Chicago in the largest mass school closing in US history, an act opponents have called an attempt to further privatize the school system and "neoliberal savagery masquerading as school reform." Months of protests and public furor preceded the Chicago Board of Education vote on Wednesday to close 49 elementary schools and ... (more)
Satellite image from Oct. 29, 2012, shows Hurricane Sandy off of Maryland and Virginia.